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Review John Rawls draws on the most subtle techniques of contemporary analytic philosophy to provide the social contract tradition with what is, from a philosophical point of view at least, the most formidable defense it has yet received ...[and] makes available the powerful intellectual resources and the comprehensive approach that have so far eluded antiutilitarians. (Marshall Cohen New York Times Book Review)The most substantial and interesting contribution to moral philosophy since the war. (Stuart Hampshire New York Review of Books)I mean...to press my recommendation of [this book] to non-philosophers, especially those holding positions of responsibility in law and government. For the topic with which it deals is central to this country's purposes, and the misunderstanding of that topic is central to its difficulties. (Peter Caws New Republic) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more About the Author John Rawls was James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University. He was recipient of the 1999 National Humanities Medal. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more

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